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Politics 29-06-2020

New Irish prime minister gives boost to EU centrists

The centrist Renew Europe political faction has added another EU leader to their roster after Ireland formed a new government over the weekend, with Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin at the helm, tasked with overseeing the country's economic recovery after the pandemic.
Elections 20-02-2020

Ireland’s Fianna Fáil to step up efforts to form a government

Ireland's Fianna Fáil will step up efforts to form a government by starting formal engagement with other parties, except Sinn Féin, after marginally winning the most seats at an inconclusive 8 February election.
Elections 10-02-2020

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demand place in government after strong election showing

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demanded on Sunday (9 February) to be part of the next Irish government after early results indicated the left-wing party secured the most votes in an election that leader Mary Lou McDonald described as a ballot box "revolution".
Elections 23-01-2020

Irish PM willing to enter grand coalition with main rival

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said for the first time on Wednesday (22 January) that he would consider entering an unprecedented coalition government with the country's second-largest party and historic rival Fianna Fáil (affiliated to Renew Europe) after next month's election.
Elections 13-01-2020

Ireland’s PM sets stage for possible February election

Ireland's Prime Minster Leo Varadkar said on Sunday (12 January) he had made a decision on the timing of a general election, with many media outlets and politicians predicting a 7 February poll.
Elections 10-12-2019

Irish government stumbles as post-Brexit election looms

As political chaos reigned across the sea in Britain, Ireland's two main parties have been working together to limit the damage of Brexit -- but not for much longer.
EU Elections 2019 26-05-2019

Ireland’s Greens surge in European, local elections

Support for Ireland's Green Party surged in European and local elections, an exit poll showed on Saturday (25 May), putting it in line to take its first seats in the European Parliament for 20 years and make the biggest gains in county and city councils.
Brexit 15-06-2017

Leo Varadkar, gay son of Indian migrant, to be next Irish taoiseach

Leo Varadkar was elected Irish prime mnister yesterday (14 June), making the 38-year-old son of an Indian immigrant the first gay premier of the once-staunchly Catholic country and the youngest person to hold the office.
Elections 18-05-2017

Irish PM Enda Kenny announces resignation

Enda Kenny announced yesterday (17 May) he will step down as Ireland's prime minister after six years once his Fine Gael party elects a new leader.
Elections 21-02-2017

Irish PM expected to say this week when he will resign

Ireland's finance minister said on Monday (20 February) that he expects Prime Minister Enda Kenny - who has already said he will not lead his party into an election due next year - to say on Wednesday (22 February) when he will step down.
Euro & Finance 02-09-2016

Apple ruling divides Irish cabinet

Ireland's fragile minority government meets today (2 September) for crunch talks to resolve a stalemate after the EU ruling on Apple that has divided the country. In the meantime, the European Socialists slammed the critics of the ruling.
Elections 07-07-2016

Support for Ireland’s main opposition surges amid Brexit uncertainty

Support for Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail has surged since its decision to back Prime Minister Enda Kenny's minority government from opposition, resulting in a nine percentage point lead, an opinion poll showed on Thursday (7 July).
Elections 07-04-2016

Ireland braces for unprecedented ‘grand coalition’

Acting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has proposed entering an unprecedented coalition government with the country's second-largest party, and historic rival, Fianna Fáil, his Fine Gael party said yesterday (6 April).
Elections 29-02-2016

Irish government concedes election defeat

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny conceded defeat on 27 February following elections that saw the governing coalition punished by voters weary of austerity, leaving the eurozone country in political limbo with no clear winner.
Euro & Finance 28-02-2011

New Irish government to seek better bailout terms

An election campaign fought on the basis that Ireland will renegoiate the terms of its €85 billion EU/IMF bailout appears to have paid off as the centre-right party, Fine Gael, clinched a resounding victory during this weekend's elections.
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